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Location Supports New Heights Educational Group: Resource and Literacy Center


DEFIANCE, OHIO, June 28, 2011 –School may be out for summer but BIGGBY COFFEE Defiance is working to help local non-profit, New Heights Educational Group continue the learning all summer long.


For the month of July, BIGGBY COFFEE Defiance will donate $1 from every Grande or Super beverage purchased to the organization, which provides one-on-one tutoring and activities for pre-kindergarten students through 12th grade, as well as educational opportunities for adults.


July will mark the seventh straight month this year the location has teamed to fundraiser with a different local organization. Their fundraising efforts have helped raise money for everything from a new dog park in Defiance to cancer awareness and more!


“We have witnessed such great support within our community for each and every cause we have supported,” Amanda Demland, store leader said. “Our role as a business in the community is important to us and it’s what keeps us eager each month to help another community organization.”


Located just minutes from Defiance College, Demland said it is easy to see the passion for education and learning every day at the store. “We have a lot of professors and those that work in the education department coming in on a daily basis so it makes partnering with the New Heights Educational Group perfect. Not only is the work they do to help kids and families incredible, the interest our customers have in education makes it even better.”


News Heights Educational Group works with home-school, charter, and public school students and families to promote a healthy learning environment at home. They also provide educational resources and enrichment programs for all ages and needs.


“New Heights Educational Group is excited about our partnership with BIGGBY COFFEE and we greatly appreciate them recognizing the hard work that we, along with other nonprofits in our area put forth for those in need,” Pamela Clark, Founder of New Heights Educational group said. “With the support from BIGGBY COFFEE, we continue to strive to make education fair and equal to everyone.”


For more information on New Heights Educational Group, visit: www.NewHeightsEducation.org


East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY® COFFEE opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. BIGGBY COFFEE introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 134 cafes open or under contract across six states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.  For more information, visit www.biggby.com.